The Toyota Supra’s 2JZ engine has been swapped into dozens of various makes and models of cars over the years, but the one place we never thought we’d see one is behind a grille badged with an “RR” and topped with a “Spirit of Ecstasy” hood ornament—that is, between a Rolls-Royce’s fenders.
Apparently this 2008 Phantom’s BMW-built 6.75-litre 454-horsepower V12 dropped all of its coolant and suffered some sort of irreparable heat damage in October 2016, says Speedhunters.
After being quoted a two-year wait time for repair, its Japanese owner decided it would be simpler to get J&K Power to retrofit the Roller with the infamous 2JZ-GTE 3.0-litre six-cylinder—blasphemous, sure, but at this point that engine really has been in almost everything.
The 2JZ in this limousine in particular has been both turbocharged and supercharged, so it’s good for between 600 horsepower and 900 horsepower, depending on how high the boost is cranked up.
The owner has clocked near 200,000 km since he bought it new almost 10 years ago, and really just wanted to get back to piloting his beloved Phantom daily driver as quick as he could. His solution may have been unorthodox, but damn if it didn’t do the trick.